1946 New York Yankees season

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1946 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, and Del Webb
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local television none
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Russ Hodges)
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The 1946 New York Yankees season was the team's 44th season in New York, and its 46th overall. The team finished with a record of 87-67, finishing 17 games behind of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy, Bill Dickey, and Johnny Neun. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1946 season: Frank Verdi was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[1]

Regular season[edit]

On May 24, Joe McCarthy, who had managed the team since 1931 and led them to seven World Championships, resigned.[2] Although he had been in ill health, there were also underlying issues with team executive Larry MacPhail[3] and frustrations with the team's performance, especially that of pitcher Joe Page,[4] with whom he had an argument the previous day on the team plane.[5] Long-time Yankee catcher Bill Dickey took over the team. Dickey himself resigned on September 12,[6] and coach Johnny Neun finished out the year at the helm.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 104 50 .675 --
Detroit Tigers 92 62 .597 12
New York Yankees 87 67 .565 17
Washington Senators 76 78 .494 28
Chicago White Sox 74 80 .481 30
Cleveland Indians 68 86 .442 36
St. Louis Browns 66 88 .429 38
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318 55

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1946 New York Yankees roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dickey, BillBill Dickey 56 134 35 .261 2 10

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bevens, BillBill Bevens 31 249.2 16 13 2.23 120
Bonham, TinyTiny Bonham 18 104.2 5 8 3.70 30

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Page, JoeJoe Page 31 136 9 8 3.57 77
Queen, MelMel Queen 14 30.1 1 1 6.53 26

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Billy Meyer and Burleigh Grimes
AAA Newark Bears International League George Selkirk
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Jim Turner
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Garland Braxton and Lefty Gomez
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Dib Williams
B Quincy Gems Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Charles Marleau and Cedric Durst
B Sunbury Yankees Interstate League Walt Van Grofski
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Tom Kain
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian-American League Solly Mishkin
C Butler Yankees Middle Atlantic League Milt Rosner
C Twin Falls Cowboys Pioneer League Earl Bolyard
C Joplin Miners Western Association Jim Acton
D Easton Yankees Eastern Shore League Jack Farmer
D Wellsville Yankees PONY League Joe Abreu
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League James Adlam

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Augusta[8]

References[edit]

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